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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 12, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
9.8/16 16.278M 4.8/14
7.4/12 11.497M 2.7/7
5.0/8 7.351M 2.4/7

2.5/4 3.863M 1.9/5
2.0/3 3.672M 1.5/4
1.6/2 2.364M 1.0/3

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 9.8/16 HH rating/share, 16.278 million viewers and a 4.8/14 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.5/16 HH rating [#1]

16.339M viewers [#1]

5.0/14 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (12.7/21 HH rating/share, 21.56M viewers, 6.2/19 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:01):

Households – 12.6/20 to 12.7/21 (+1%)
Viewers – 22.05M to 21.56M (-2%/-0.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.7/19 to 6.2/19 (-8%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (Wed, 5/11/2011 – 8:00-9:01):

Households – 13.0/21 to 12.7/21 (-2%)
Viewers – 23.05M to 21.56M (-6%/-1.49M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.1/20 to 6.2/19 (-13%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Bones (6.9/10 HH rating/share, 11.00M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share). Bones has been stronger in the past, but “Grey’s Anatomy” has never been weaker. That combination of factors led Bones ahead of “Grey’s Anatomy” for the first time ever among both viewers and adults 18-49.

Week-to-week numbers (9:01-10:00):

Households – 6.5/10 to 6.9/10 (+6%)
Viewers – 10.94M to 11.00M (+1%/+0.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.3/9 (+3%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/12 HH rating/share, 11.497 million viewers and a 2.7/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

8.0/13 HH rating [#2]

12.916M viewers [#2]

3.1/9 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 10.47M viewers, 3.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.5/11 to 6.4/11 (-1%)
Viewers – 10.50M to 10.47M (-0%/-0.03M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/11 to 3.2/11 (nc)

  • 8:30 p.m.: Rules of Engagement (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 8.00M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.9/8 to 5.0/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.72M to 8.00M (+4%/+0.28M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.3/7 (+4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7.4/11 HH rating/share, 11.49M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share). The show’s 11th season finale, this now marks the lowest-rated finale in its history.

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.7/11 to 7.4/11 (+10%)
Viewers – 10.67M to 11.49M (+8%/+0.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.6/7 (+13%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: The Mentalist (8.6/14 HH rating/share, 13.77M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.6/14 to 8.6/14 (nc)
Viewers – 14.00M to 13.77M (-2%/-0.23M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.6/7 (-4%)

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.351 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.9/5 HH rating [#3]

4.806M viewers [#3]

1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Wipeout (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.46M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.9/5 to 3.3/5 (+14%)
Viewers – 4.79M to 5.46M (+14%/+0.67M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.7/5 (+21%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (6.5/10 HH rating/share, 9.36M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.8/11 to 6.5/10 (-4%)
Viewers – 10.11M to 9.36M (-7%/-0.75M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.1/8 (-11%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: Private Practice (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 7.23M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.0/8 to 5.1/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 6.89M to 7.23M (+5%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.3/6 (nc)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.863 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.7/3 HH rating [#t4]

2.438M viewers [#5]

1.1/3 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season finale of Community (2.1/4 HH rating/share, 3.24M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.2/4 to 2.1/4 (-4%)
Viewers – 3.49M to 3.24M (-7%/-0.25M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.4/5 (-7%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.62M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Office (3.7/6 HH rating/share, 6.24M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-9:31):

Households – 4.0/6 to 3.7/6 (-7%)
Viewers – 6.90M to 6.24M (-10%/-0.66M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.2/9 (-9%)

  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: Parks and Recreation (2.7/4 HH rating/share, 4.55M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:31-10:00):

Households – 2.9/5 to 2.7/4 (-7%)
Viewers – 5.06M to 4.55M (-10%/-0.51M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.4/6 (-4%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Another episode of Parks and Recreation (2.2/3 HH rating/share, 3.57M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (30 Rock – 10:00-10:31):

Households – 2.6/4
Viewers – 4.20M
Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

  • 10:30 (10:31) p.m.: The season one/series finale of Outsourced (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 2.96M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:31-11:00):

Households – 2.0/4 to 1.9/3 (-5%)
Viewers – 3.14M to 2.96M (-6%/-0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.5/4 (nc)

UNI finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.0/3 HH rating/share 3.672 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.2/4 HH rating [#t4]

4.121M viewers [#4]

1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#t3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Teresa (1.2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Teresa (1.6 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Triunfo del Amor (1.5 A18-49 rating).

The CW followed in sixth place for the evening with a 1.6/2 HH rating/share, 2.364 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

0.8/1 HH rating [#6]

1.189M viewers [#6]

0.4/1 A18-49 rating [#6]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The second season finale of The Vampire Diaries (1.9/3 HH rating/share, 2.79M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.9/3 to 1.9/3 (nc)
Viewers – 2.84M to 2.79M (-2%/-0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.3/4 (nc)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The season finale of Nikita (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.94M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 1.2/2 to 1.3/2 (+8%)
Viewers – 1.98M to 1.94M (-2%/+0.04M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2 to 0.7/2 (-12%)

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on preliminary data. Comparisons from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on preliminary data. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final numbers for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final numbers for tonight’s episode of “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, May 19, 2011. Also keep in mind that because these are preliminary numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

And lastly, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next weeks report.

Source: The Nielsen Company | Ratings information on this page consists of Preliminary and/or Final National numbers which include both Live viewing and DVR playback for the Same Day (defined as Live + Same Day or 3am-3am viewing). | Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.

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